WalkTall-why I picked it

by WalkTall 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • WalkTall

    First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who so lovingly welcomed me onto the board. For someone like me, trapped inside, it is good to know there is a safe place, a sanctuary, to run to when the pressure of living a forced lie becomes overwhelming.

    Many commented on the name I chose. There is an inherent dignity in the name WalkTall, however, I chose it especially because of the beginning lyrics in John Mellencamp's song of the same name:

    • The simple minded
    • And the uniformed
    • Can be easily led astray
    • And those that cannot connect the dots
    • Hey look the other way
    • People believe what they want to believe
    • When it makes no sense at all
    • So be careful of those who kill in Jesus name
    • And don't believe in killing at all

    This is an indictment on religious organizations in general for sure. But it seems especially applicable to those who have been sucked in by the WT.

    Thank you again to all for your kind words. They mean more than you can know.


  • undercover

    You mean Buford Pusser wasn't your inspiration? Darn...


    Welcome to the forum. Look forward to hearing more from you.

  • Newborn

    I like your name

    Welcome from me as well

  • jamiebowers

    If I haven't already, let me welcome you too. I love Mellencamp, btw.

  • The Oracle
    The Oracle

    I would like to welcome you as well!

    Great to have you here! I just went what you are going through now. I stayed in for two or three years after I had my awakening.

    We can help you get through this!


    The Oracle

  • Butterflyleia85

    Awesome! And I thought it was because you liked the Rock! haha (movie "Walking Tall")

    But hey gotta love Mellencamp! He came from Indiana! Go Hoosiers!

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